Death by 1000 Banalities - Testing Spontaneity Theory in Mental Health

Abstract: The paper examines the relationship between Jacob L. Moreno's theory of spontaneity and Coming Out, or the universal process of self-realization in which the individual's true nature is expressed. It contrasts the Coming Out process with a forbidden identity dominated by social or cultural conserves. The spontaneity axiom is analyzed through an empirical study on the Coming Out of homosexual male subjects. The study also highlights the psychodramatic benefits of spontaneity in mental illness, which is associated with the dominance of old conserves.

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